The Bills will not make history by winning the Super Bowl this year but they will make history in another way. The Buffalo Bills hired the NFL’s first female full-time coach, naming Kathryn Smith as a special teams quality control coach.
Smith served as the administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan this season after working for 12 years for the New York Jets. Smith worked for Ryan for his six year term with the Jets.
Smith’s hiring comes after the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Walters. Walters served as their inside linebackers coach during training camp last years. Women have made a way in the world of football.
Smith got her start with the Jets back in 2003 as a game-day/special events intern before being named a college scouting intern in 2005. She was then promoted to player personal in 2007 and finally became the assistant to Ryan in 2014.
Smith replaces Micheal Hamlin as the special teams quality control coach.